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Durham residents demand county commits to affordable housing
Monday, November 11, 2019
DURHAM – Residents who recently met with the developers of the 300 and 500 blocks of East Main Street demand it be put in writing that the property remains earmarked for affordable housing – forever. Community activist Vivian McCoy who said, “Durham is not that trusting when it comes to housing,” asked for the county’s
Co. helps high-schoolers with cancer apply for college
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Cancer is a tough diagnosis to face, and the disease takes a toll on everyone involved. After working with one high school student going through the college application process while his mom was battling through cancer treatments, Wendy Briley decided that she wanted to do more. So she started College Consultants Care to help students who have been
NCCU expands footprint to prepare students for next century
Monday, November 4, 2019
DURHAM – Expanding student academics and infrastructure are the foundation of North Carolina Central University’s five-year strategic plan. Meeting with local media last week, Chancellor Johnson Akinleye highlighted NCCU’s plan to build new student housing and to offer a master’s program for teaching visually impaired students
Ta-Nehisi Coates pulls few punches at education summit
Friday, November 1, 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates has a knack for asking tough, uncomfortable questions about race. That skill, which spurred comparisons to the great essayist James Baldwin, a comparison Coates reluctantly accepts, has made him one of the country’s most sought-after speakers on race and its lasting impact on a nation still divided along the color line. He
Fundraiser brings 2 families together torn by violence
Thursday, October 31, 2019
RALEIGH – Two families forever changed when bullets fired into crowds in separate incidents struck their loved ones have joined forces to raise awareness about gun violence. The partnership between LEGACY 318 and The Ayana J. McAllister Foundation was announced last weekend during the “Anti-Gun Violence Freaky 5K: Witches Fly, Bullets
Residents glad they stayed at Washington Terrace
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
RALEIGH – Imagine a historic housing community where urban redevelopment is evitable, but it comes with guarantees of affordability, diverse housing types, modern amenities, a chance for homeownership, preservation of its cultural footprint, and priority on resident input without putting anybody out on the street. Imagine, too, the developer delivers
AT&T Heritage Calendar unveils 2020 honorees
Friday, October 18, 2019
RALEIGH – Twelve of the state’s game-changers were honored Wednesday evening at the Governor’s Mansion during an unveiling of The Heritage Calendar 2020, “Celebrating the North Carolina African American Experience.” In its eighth year, the annual calendar highlights men and women of all races, both well-known and unsung, who

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Art of Entertaining

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Local designers and


Black Girls Wine Society

Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Come out to enjoy Winesgiving


Get Out the Vote for Health Care

Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Are you wondering what YOU

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A black woman wins the Miss Mississippi USA Pageant

Asya Branch, the winner of Miss Mississippi 2018, recently won the Miss Mississippi USA Pageant

No Hate at NC State!

RALEIGH – A confrontation occurred between members of the No Hate at N.C. State Coalition

Durham man out to clean every trash bin in Triangle

DURHAM – Every time you take out the trash, you probably get a glimpse – and